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CWA Diamond Dagger awarded to Peter James

In the UK, the Crime Writer’s Association (CWA) has awarded its Diamond Dagger award to Peter James, best known for his series about the detective superintendent Roy Grace. The Diamond Dagger is awarded to writers whose careers are ‘marked by sustained excellence’, and who have ‘made a significant contribution to crime writing published in the English language’. Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by CWA members. Chair of the CWA L C Tyler called James ‘King of the Police Procedural’, and commended James’ books for combining ‘up-to-the-minute accuracy with tight plotting and fast pace’. ‘Peter has established himself as one of the best-known and best-loved thriller writers in the country. He is immensely supportive of other authors’, said Tyler.


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